Manchester City picked up a vital 2-1 win at Burnley on Saturday to temporarily top the Premier League.
Pep Guardiola’s side trailed thanks to Dean Marney’s stunning long-range strike, but two Sergio Aguero goals sealed an important win for City, their ninth league victory of the campaign.
It was their third league success in their last four games, but it was another indication that, even though they weren’t at their best, they got the three points.
In Aguero, they have the Premier League’s joint top-scorer, with his ten goals equal to that of Chelsea’s Diego Costa, and no one has laid on more assists in the league as Kevin De Bruyne, who was actually benched against the Clarets.
However, Chelsea’s win at Tottenham in the late game coupled with Liverpool’s late victory over Sunderland means that City sit third in the Premier League table, but they are just a point adrift of Antonio Conte’s Blues at the summit.
And, given that Guardiola’s men have qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League, City will be fighting on both domestic and European fronts next year, and more reinforcements may be needed to be competitive in those competitions.
Thus, here is the dream City front line, including one key January target…